Walk like an Egyptian
Three albums cut from a similar melodic cloth as Macca’s latest.
Emitt Rhodes Emitt Rhodes
ABC/DUNHILL, 1970 Still only 20 at this point, the second album by the man who later inspired a documentary called One Man Beatles saw him discharge his melodic duties with almost cocky insouciance. ★★★★
Nilsson Son Of Schmilsson
RCA, 1972 By turns reflective, rocky and occasionally whimsical, the eighth LP by the Fabs’ anointed “Beatle-across-the-water” is a prolonged blast, comparable in feel to Egypt Station. ★★★★
Gilbert O’Sullivan Gilbert O’Sullivan
BMG, 2018 As a boy, the Alone Again (Naturally) ivorytinkler once cut his own eyebrows to look like his hero – and he still holds Macca’s best songs as the gold standard. The influence is detectable on his ace new album. ★★★★